Affordable healthy food and supplements

Updated 2 days ago in United States
4 on July 11, 2019

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’m not sure how to stretch my budget when it comes to buying healthy food and supplements. It seems so much more expensive than junk food. Any pointers?

 
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0 on July 12, 2019

Pre-surgery, you’ll be on the liquid diet and in my experience the clinic sold it cheaper than  anywhere else.  That’s also where I got my supplements.  I was afraid to order them off of Amazon, but I wouldn’t mind ordering supplements online from a shop that specialized in vitamins.  I think they’d have strict quality control whereas Amazon lets just about anyone become a seller.  I’d check with the clinic first and go from there. 

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0 on July 13, 2019

You can find some great grocery deals at Aldi, so if you have one near you check it out.  For me, saving money on  healthy food involves planning my menu around the weekly store sales.  I also buy the veggies and fruits which are in season.   I think the prices average out once you consider how many cheap burgers and inexpensive desserts you were eating in a day. 

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I forgot to mention that you might be able to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or your Health Savings Account (HSA) to finance some of your supplements if you have one of those accounts set up.

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I did it as Jasmine99 said. Adjusting my daily eating plan helped me to save some bucks which I could use to buy the vitamins. You will probably still need to expand the budget, though, but every penny you save already means a lot.

How much did you get from those savings, BeyondObesity?

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